14 Dec 2020
The latest analysis from climate action network C40 Cities stated that Mexico, along with more than 50 of the world’s major cities are working towards the Paris Agreement climate targets, keeping the global heating below 1.5°C.
“The data confirms that when fully implemented, these climate action plans will protect residents, create jobs, address inequalities and tackle the global climate crisis,” C40 confirmed. The presentation was given at an event at Paris City Hall on Friday, in commemoration of the five years since the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Guadalajara and Mexico City, Mexico are working along several other cities ahead of the climate goals. These were reviewed by C40’s Deadline 2020 programme. The other countries participating are: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Melbourne, Australia; Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and São Paulo, Brazil; Montreal and Vancouver Canada; Medellin, Colombia; Copenhagen, Denmark; Paris, France; Accra, Ghana; Milan, Italy; Amsterdam and Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Oslo, Norway; Lisbon; Portugal; Dakar, Senegal; Durban and Johannesburg, South Africa; Barcelona, Spain; Stockholm, Sweden; London, UK and Boston; Houston; Los Angeles; New York City; Portland; Seattle and Washington D.C., USA.
“Now, five years on from the Paris Climate Agreement, I am proud to see so many cities from all over the world launch their plans to keep global temperature rises below 1.5°C,” Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, said.
Over 100km of public transport corridors and four new cable car lines are set to be open in Mexico City in 2024, supporting essential services for low-income communities.